Warriors Defeat Nuggets 116-102 Tuesday Night

Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:27 PM | CBN

Warriors Defeat Nuggets 116-102 Tuesday Night

Competition grows fierce as top teams fight for a spot in the playoffs

The Golden State Warriors took down the Denver Nuggets 116-102 in Tuesday night’s heated matchup game, increasing the team’s lead for the top seed in the Western Division.

Kevin Durant wowed spectators with two slam dunks and finished with 21 points and 6 assists, and a seemingly fully recovered DeMarcus Cousins hit a season-high 28 points.

"The energy in the crowd at that point was incredible”, said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. 

“When [Kevin] attacked like that and hammered those two dunks down you could feel the power in the arena, you could feel our home crowd, you could feel the energy of our players.”

Shooting guard Klay Thompson also expressed high regard and appreciation for teammate Kevin’s performance.

"Kevin attacking the rim got the crowd into it even more," said Thompson. "That was unbelievable. No one was trying to get in the way of that second dunk he had. That was ridiculous.""

But it wasn’t all puppy dogs and rainbows for the 30-year old All-Star. Durant was ejected after a second technical foul with 8:21 left in the third, bringing his total number of technicals this season to 15 (joining DeMarcus Cousins). 

"I thought he deserved the first technical I didn't think he deserved the second one. I was very surprised”, said Coach Kerr. 

Both Durant and Cousins are now just one technical away from a full game suspension.

"I think we can be better at keeping our poise, myself included”, said Kerr.

Let’s see how well the Warriors keep their poise in Thursday night’s game against the Lakers.



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